Kensington Runestone Approaching a Research Question Holistically
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Description: "In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. Could medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North America over a century before Columbus discovered the New World? Does the stone provide evidence that forces a rewrite of American history, or was it merely a well-executed hoax?" "In the absence of written records documenting a Norse expedition into Minnesota, most historians have dismissed the Kensington Runestone as a forgery. However, Alice Beck Kehoe approaches the question holistically. She examines not only historical and literary evidence, but also brings in data from archaeology, geology, linguistics, and biological anthropology. She concludes that the stone's authenticity should not be dismissed as readily as it has been so far, even if that means re-thinking deeply ingrained ideas about contact between Europeans and indigenous Americans."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
|Farmer Ohman's find|
|What can archaeology show?|
|The hard data : geology|
|Linguistics : recognizing medieval dialect variation|
|Biology : tuberculosis? : blond Mandans? : red-haired giants?|
|On the American side|
|The significance of the Kensington Runestone|